Kiwanis Holiday Lights

Sibley Park - Mankato, MN

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, Kiwanis Holiday Lights will not be held in 2020

Join us for our 10th Anniversary Season Nov. 26 - Dec. 31, 2021!

Sunday - Thursday 5-9 pm

Friday & Saturday 5-10 pm

Free and Open To The Public! 
Cash and Non Perishable Food Donations Glady Accepted!   You can also donate by texting KatoLights to 44321
Click here for a map showing how traffic enters the park - come on a weeknight to avoid the line!


2020 has been full of disappointment and sadly we won't be able to bring our usual holiday cheer this season. Kiwanis Holiday Lights has made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 season due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Full announcement ➡️

To the untrained eye it appears to be two pallets of boxes...To us, it is 250k new lights waiting to be opened and spooled for this upcoming year!

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The 10th Annual Kiwanis Holiday Lights event will be held November 26 – December 31, 2021 in Mankato, Minnesota. This celebration of holiday lights for the Greater Mankato area and region builds on past traditions and promotes the communities we serve, while raising non-perishable food donations for those in need. Admission is free for all vehicles and walkers. Food and cash donations are accepted and appreciated. * Please note we only collect cash and food donations within the lights display area in Sibley Park.  No other organizations or individuals have been approved to collect donations on behalf of Kiwanis Holiday Lights.

Attractions include a display of over 1.8 million LED lights, animated lights, skating rink and warming house, horse-drawn wagon rides, Santa Claus, live reindeer, ice sculpting and more! Be sure to check out our Events to learn what each day includes. Kiwanis Holiday Lights is a project of the Mankato Kiwanis Club. To learn more about our service club visit 

Click here to view the 2019 Program


NIGHTLY CALENDAR - Check back in 2021 for more information!

  • 68Volunteer Groups helping in 2019!
  • 83.4Tons of Food Donated!
  • 100%Volunteer Run Event!
  • 0Cost to Attend!
  • 5Weekends to set-up
  • 3Days to tear down!


We offer five tax-deductible sponsorship levels starting at $500. Interested in how to become a sponsor next year? Please print the 2021 Sponsorship Form, fill it out and mail by October 15, 2021 to ensure your sponsorship for next year’s event.